Nicknamed the Silver State, Nevada’s past is rooted in mining. In 1849, gold was discovered in a stream near Dayton, which later led to the discovery of silver in the Comstock Lode in 1859. Since then, mining has played a vital role in Nevada’s economy.

Nevada Adventures

Brain Scrambled Bliss at Berlin-Ichthyosaur

The Largest Fossils Ever Discovered, An Uber Authentic Mine and Some Extraordinary Ghost Town Ruins Makes For An Afternoon Well Spent...To Say The Very Least

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Garnishing Myself in Garnets Galore

Trying Out The Wild World of Garnet Mining Outside Ely, Then Having Reno's Michael and Son's Take Over To Create Some Truly Stunning Jewelry

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Discover & Do

Austin, NV

While traversing the "Loneliest Road in America," be sure to check out Blue Bird Turquoise in the historic town of Austin, smack dab in the center of Nevada.